Portuguese Film Showcase in Macao [25/06/2018]

For the third consecutive year, Portugal Film, with the collaboration of the Macao Delegation of the Orient Foundation, the Casa de Portugal in Macau, the Portuguese Consulate for Macao and Hong Kong, and the local company XCESSU Ltd., brings to Macao a selection of Portuguese films which have been in the international circuit last year.
This time the program starts on Wednesday, the 27th, with the film Amor Amor, by Jorge Cramez, with Margarida Vila-Nova, that Macao knows so well, as one of the protagonists. Amor Amor is a story of friends and the promises made on New Year's Eve. This film, which premiered at IndieLisboa in 2017, in the national and international competitions, is the second feature film of the director.
The second day, Thursday 28th, presents a documentary by Susana de Sousa Dias, Obscure Light. From photographs of the Portuguese political police it portrays the way the dictatorship operated in the family intimacy. The film, which has made an excellent international career, is a key document to reflect on the most obscure aspects of the Portuguese dictatorship.
This year the show ends on Friday 29th with a short film session with four of the most successful films from the last year: Lemon Tree, an animation by Joana Silva produced in a school context at the Royal College of Art in London; Beyond the Mountains, by Miguel Moraes Cabral, a fiction that begins with the well-known Portuguese Guide by Raul Proença, an historical edition, known for the literary quality of the country's descriptions; Flores, by Jorge Jácome, one of the Portuguese films that won the most prizes the last year, is a spinning that imagines a scenario of natural crisis in the Azores caused by an uncontrollable plague of hydrangeas; the session ends with Gabriel Abrantes's The Artificial Humors, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last year, where it won the nomination for the European Film Awards, tells the story of an Indigenous girl from Mato Grosso in Brazil who falls in love with a robot.


Wednesday, June 27th, 20h

AMOR AMOR, Jorge Cramez (107')

Thursday, June 28th, 20h

OBSCURE LIGHT, Susana de Sousa Dias (76')

Friday, June 29th, 20h

LEMON TREE, Joana Silva (5')

BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS, Miguel Moraes Cabral (29')

FLORES, Jorge Jácome (26')

THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, Gabriel Abrantes (29')